Natick’s Town Seal Review Committee has released a survey seeking to get public input on creating a new town seal that more accurately reflects the community.
The survey is available online and in paper form in English, Chinese (Mandarin), Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Paper copies are available at Town Hall, Morse Institute Library, Bacon Free Library, the Community-Senior Center, Natick Housing Authority/Coolidge Gardens, the Natick Service Council, and the Department of Public Works. The deadline is May 1.
The survey doesn’t take long to fill out. Among its questions:
- Which theme(s) would you like to see on a proposed new town seal? (select up to two)
- Which elements(s), if any, would you like RETAINED from the current Natick Town Seal?
- Which element(s), if any, would you like REMOVED from the current Natick Town Seal?
As we wrote recently, the Committee has learned a lot through historic research in its efforts to propose a new town seal, and is gathering even more perspective by reviewing approaches taken by other communities.
The Natick committee was created following 2020 Fall Town Meeting approval, and charged with “reviewing the history of town seals in Natick [and] proposing a new town seal after a public process.” The public process has since included a regular series of open meetings.
Town Meeting this past fall via Article 36 got an update on the committee’s work and approved the appropriation of $11K to be used for design services related to a new seal.
Once a design is settled upon, it would need to be approved by Town Meeting as the town’s official seal, as was last done in 1980.
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